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Unidentified Leaf Mines

Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Quercus nigra D1035 2018 1 Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Bidens aristosa D2481 stem damage 2020 1 St. Andrews stem miner on Gelsemium sempervirens SA1811 2020 4 Pond Drive leaf miner on Carex D2701 2020 4.1 Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Krigia dandelion D2790 2021 6 Pelham Road leaf miner on Pycnanthemum D2982 2021 5 Duck Creek Craven Co leaf miner on Hypericum cistoides D3014 2021 1 Eagle Spur Trail leaf miner on Vitis vulpina D3053 2021 2.1
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Unidentified Tracks, Sign, and Other Mysteries)
No Taxon Unidentified Leaf Mines
Remarks
This section is the home of unidentified leaf mines, which may have been made by the larvae of moths, flies, beetles, or sawflies. Knowing the host plant is extremely helpful, and in most cases essential, to identifying the miner.
Print References
(1)(2)(3)
Internet References
Great information and images of Illinois moth mines at microleps.org
Mines of British Flies and Other Insects (not North American, but much of the information is transferable)
BugTracks (Charley Eiseman's blog posts about leafminers)
Works Cited
1.Leafminers of North America
Charley Eiseman. 2018.
2.Leaf-mining Insects
Needham, James G., Stuart W. Frost, and Beatrice H. Tothill. 1928. The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore.
3.Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney. 2010. Stackpole Books.